Many Parents, Educators, and the General Public Don’t Know About Core Knowledge
Thousands of students graduate from high school without shared knowledge of history, geography, literature, science, and social studies.
What do American high school graduates know?
What is the purpose of American education?
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐩 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟏𝟐 𝐨𝐫 𝟏𝟑 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞, 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤, 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬.
The idea of core knowledge is that all students can achieve academic excellence and literacy with a specifically sequenced curriculum that helps children build knowledge grade by grade.
What are the benefits?
· Literacy for all is realized!
· Background knowledge is formed for students to acquire new vocabulary and understand what they are reading.
· Gold standard education is offered to all.
· The United States will have knowledgeable citizens with a shared understanding of history, science, literature, and mathematics.
· United States democracy will be preserved.
· U.S. educational system will produce people who can read, think, understand, analyze, and evaluate.
Why it matters…The Divide in America is Huge
I will publish my poll results when it closes in a couple more days.
Future posts will inform readers of Core Knowledge and its schools.